Olympic

Rio Olympic Test Event - Avoiding the dead dog

Tweet from Nathan Outterridge and Iain Jensen - Our first day sailing on Guanabara Bay in Rio. Here you see us avoiding a dog on the medal race course . . . Bit different to Hayling Bay last week where Nathan won the Moth Worlds . . .

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G New
29 July 2014 20:38 GMT
America's Cup

America's Cup teams all Sweetness and Light! FULL STORY HERE

Oracle Team USA hosted a meeting with four of the teams who have entered the 35th America’s Cup or plan to by the 8 August 2014; Luna Rossa, Artemis Racing, Team France and Ben Ainslie Racing - Team New Zealand were asked to stay away by Russell Coutts, boss of the defender, the San Francisco-based Oracle team. The reason for this sudden rush of press releases from the America's Cup teams, seems to be to head-off any potential breakaway grouping and to keep everyone singing from the same hymn sheet.
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G New
29 July 2014 20:02 GMT
Dinghy

Solo Nationals - Cumbley wobbles but hangs in there FULL STORY HERE

Day 3 of the Solo UK Nationals at Brightlingsea SC and Charlie Cumbley keeps the lead, but it is Andy Davis who moves into second with Pete Mitchell slipping to third after two more races. Andrew Wilde of Carsington SC took the first race ahead of Ross Harvey of HISC. In the second race Davis from Blithfield SC was the winner with Harvey again second and Steve Cockerill of HISC in third.

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G New
29 July 2014 17:44 GMT
Dinghy

RS Euros on Lake Garda FULL STORY HERE

The Gill RS100 and RS800 European Championships and the RS200 and RS400 Eurocup events have started on Lake Garda, hosted by Fraglia vela Riva. All fleets got one good race in Monday before the wind switched off. Day 1 leaders: RS800 - Dave Hivey and James Barlow. RS400 - Jon Gorringe and Nicola Bass. RS200 - Andrew and Jill Peters. RS100 - Huw Powell.

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G New
29 July 2014 11:38 GMT
America's Cup

Don't call us! FULL STORY HERE

Russell Coutts, head of the America's Cup Events Authority, is reported to have told Team New Zealand that they shouldn't come to the meeting with potential challengers of the America's Cup in London. Representatives from Luna Rossa, Artemis, Ben Ainslie Racing and the French challenger will meet with Oracle and America's Cup authorities in London on Tuesday to discuss details of the next regatta in 2017 following the withdrawal of the challengers of record, Team Australia.


G New
29 July 2014 6:40 GMT
Dinghy

29er Worlds - Wet and windy for first day FULL STORY HERE

Australia's Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton made a clean-sweep of their four races to take the lead on the opening day of the 29er World Championships on Lake Ontario, Canada. Of the British crews, James Grummett and Daniel Budden 9, 8, 1, 7, had a good start and are in eighth overall. The rain never let up but brought lots of breeze in the 20 knot range for the 101 crews.
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G New
29 July 2014 6:10 GMT
Dinghy

Fireball Europeans get racing started

Some racing Monday at the Fireball Europeans in Lerwick, Scotland. After the first three races Britain's Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff on seven points lead from Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton on eight points, with Jaroslav Vermere and Jacob Napravnik, CZE, in third on nine points. In fourth are Dave Wade and Tim Hartley, fifth Barry McCartin and Connor Kinsella, IRL, who won the first race.
G New
28 July 2014 21:55 GMT
Olympic

Hotting-up in Rio - First test event for Rio 2016 Olympics FULL STORY HERE

The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. Aquece Rio is the first of two test events with the second following in 2015, provisionally scheduled for 12-22 August.

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G New
28 July 2014 19:39 GMT
Dinghy

Solo Nationals - Cumbley back in contention FULL STORY HERE

Day 2 of the Solo UK Nationals at Brightlingsea SC and Charlie Cumbley wasted no time in wiping out his BFD from the first day and taking the top of the leaderboard.

Double race wins on Tuesday and the first discard took Cumbley four points clear of Pete Mitchell.

In third is Andy Tunnicliffe tied on ten points with Steve Cockerill and Andy Davis. Mike Sims rounds out the top six, five points back

G New
28 July 2014 17:31 GMT